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Excursion - Close To Home

Adams Peak

A three hour drive away from Rosyth, located in a beautiful and fascinating area of the southern Hill Country, this lofty peak has sparked the imagination for centuries and today remains a place of worship and pilgrimage for most of the main religions in Sri Lanka.

It is variously known as Adam’s Peak, the place where Adam first set foot on earth after being cast out of heaven, Sri Pada, Sacred Footprint, left by the Buddha as he headed towards paradise or Samanalakande, Butterfly Mountain, where butterflies go to die. Some believe the huge ‘footprint’ on the top of the 2243m peak to be that of St Thomas, the early apostle of India, or even of Lord Shiva.

Adam’s peak is generally climbed at night reaching the summit to witness dawn, before descending for a late breakfast. For those who are fit enough and looking for a great walking experience Adam’s is not to be missed.

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